If you (or
somebody close to you!) suffers from snoring, we may be able to help
find a solution to this problem. Snoring occurs when air does not
flow smoothly through the air passages, or when the soft tissues or
muscles in the throat vibrate during sleep.
Some snorers suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This is a more serious
condition than snoring that involves frequent sleep interruptions,
with resultant fatigue during the day. It may be associated with
long term health problems such as an increased risk of heart attack
or OSA may be treated with a removable mouth appliance.
This usually keeps the tongue and lower jaw forward and away from the
back of the mouth/airway. Best practice requires that a sleep study be undertaken before appliances are made.
assess patients and provide you with an initial questionnaire
regarding snoring. This can then be taken to your GP, who if deemed
necessary, can request a sleep study. The
results of the latter will determine treatment options.